'Boyhood' Producer Offers to Reimburse Those Who Didn't Like the Nearly 3-Hour-Long Film
Boyhood, the new Richard Linklater film that follows a boy through his childhood, is supposed to be pretty great. In fact, it's so great that its creators are offering a "Time Back Guarantee." In an email to his mailing list, producer John Sloss offered a receipt to those who didn't enjoy the lengthy film. "That's right, if you are not absolutely thrilled by Boyhood and/or consider it not to be a good use of your time, I will give you that time back by performing any of your customary chores for up to 2 hours and 43 minutes," wrote Sloss.
This is a pretty cocky offer, and somehow I feel that Sloss will not follow through on his promise. He didn't specify a travel radius, which seems crucial. However, it is difficult to find anyone who dislikes the film, which stars Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, and newcomer Ellar Coltrane. The movie was shot over 12 years as Coltrane (and his character Mason) grew up. It opens across the country on July 18, so here's Sloss's Twitter if you are less than satisfied. However, it seems unlikely that you'll have anything to complain about; the film currently has a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Perhaps Sloss will not have to break his promise or do any chores.